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July 14, 2006

Lebanon To 'Burn' After 6PM?

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

According to The Lebanese Bloggers, the Swiss embassy in Lebanon has given Swiss nationals until 6:00 PM today to leave the country. They base this timing on the fact that the Israelis have given Hizballah until 6:00 PM to return the prisoners after which, they will effectively burn the country down.

This is only one hour to go. It's 5PM in Lebanon. There's an update here...

From Future TV via a commenter at TLB (No news link has been provided): Olmert specifies 3 conditions: releasing the 2 prisoners, stopping Katiosha attacks, and disarming Hizballah. One of these is a war in itself.

On the other hand, what are the chances of the Lebanese government finally waking up and ending the fear that has crippled them from confronting Hizbollah? The idea doesn't sound so remote in light of even the Saudis blaming Hezbollah for the violence in Israel.

Posted by Richard at July 14, 2006 10:19 AM

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